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Saturday, March 14, 2009

53 Days Post-inauguration, and Obama’s "New Politics" Looks Mighty Old


Alas, it is mid-March: January 20th has come and gone, and the nation has yet to reach the state of nirvana promised by President Barack Obama, our composite incarnation of Jesus, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin Roosevelt with a few traits of Ronald Reagan thrown in for good measure.

Recall this, you true believers. Only months ago candidate Obama pledged: “Verily, verily, I say unto you that on the day I take office I will end all strife between the Democrats and Republicans, and solely by virtue of my unique personality, I will lead the nation into a new era of peace and prosperity, and you shall call me the Prince of Peace."

President Obama strove mightily to make peace with Republicans by following these words from Matthew: "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who hurt you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.”

Lo, President Obama offered his enemies cocktails, cookies at a Super Bowl party, and even compromise on the stimulus package, but to no avail. Most Republicans still chose to stubbornly oppose the early stages of his agenda for bringing the nation to nirvana.
Woe unto these enemies of the Obama Administration. For it has come to pass in recent days that President Obama in his holy wrath has declared all out PR war on the GOP.
Obama has publicly named the false prophet Rush Limbaugh as head of the Republican Party, and the president’s enforcers have gleefully joined the battle.
Further, according to Scott Wilson, a scribe at the Washington Post, instead of the “new politics” that would transcend the pettiness of rabid bi-partisanship he promised in his campaign, Obama has taken a new tack – it’s called the blame game. Wilson writes:
Over the past month, Obama has reminded the public at every turn that he is facing problems "inherited" from the Bush administration, using increasingly bracing language to describe the challenges his administration is up against.
Finally, the Huffington Post reports today:
President Barack Obama is joking that Republicans would like to see him get lost in the Amazon.

Obama made the crack Saturday in the Oval Office after a meeting with Brazil's president.
Obama said he would like to visit Brazil and thinks he should visit Rio de Janeiro, where he understands the beaches are nice.

Then he said he would love a trip to the Amazon. He joked that he suspects the Republican Party would like to see him travel through the Amazon and maybe get lost for while.
Let’s see, it’s only been about 53 days since January 20th, and the “new politics" despite all of its claims of hope and change is already looking mighty old.

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